CSAC’s Communications Unit Wins Six National Awards
CSAC was recently honored with six communications awards by the National Association of County Information Officers, an affiliate organization of NACo. The awards were presented in conjunction with the recent NACo Conference in Los Angeles County.
“A key ingredient to the CSAC mission is to communicate the important services delivered every single day by California counties,” said Graham Knaus, CSAC Deputy Executive Director of Operations and Member Services. “The CSAC communications team, led by our Director of Public Affairs and Member Services David Liebler and in concert with the legislative team, county staff and others, has done an outstanding job aggressively creating opportunities to celebrate the critical work being accomplished by our counties.”
The CSAC communications unit was honored with four writing awards and two videography awards. Superior awards were presented to Michael Sweet, CSAC’s video and technical services specialist, for a piece he produced on Sacramento County Probation’s Break Away Bike Program, and to Liebler for a blog posting he wrote on the Stanislaus County Employee Mentor Program. Sweet and Liebler also won awards for the video and blog they produced on the devastating Rocky Fire in Lake County.
CSAC Communication Coordinator Gregg Fishman received two Meritorious Awards, one for a piece he co-wrote with Stanislaus County Supervisor and then CSAC President, Vito Chiesa, about how counties can work together to mitigate effects of the drought and another piece that offered an inside look at CSAC’s activities on the last day of the 2015 legislative session.
“The CSAC team has done an exceptional job telling the county story, highlighting the often difficult but imperative and meaningful work being accomplished by counties on behalf of the 39 million residents we serve, said CSAC President and Amador County Supervisor Richard Forster. “These awards reflect the remarkable work being done throughout the state and fuel our drive to pursue new excellence on behalf of counties.”
CSAC’s ever-expanding portfolio of communications tools includes leveraging social media to tell the county story, expanding the use of video to promote county best practices and advocacy of our priorities, and celebrating county innovation through the Challenge Awards program.